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Aesthetic Surgery, Aesthetic Ethics

Cressida J. Heyes

in Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310535
eISBN:
9780199871445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310535.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter shows how cosmetic surgery has evolved to becoming regarded as part of the “normal” process in the quest for identity transformation, arguing that an inner self is externalized so that ... More


“No More Relevance than One's Eye Color” *: Justice and a Society without Gender

Mary Lyndon Shanley

in Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195337396
eISBN:
9780199868681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337396.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

To what extent would sex, in a just society, be like eye color—an irrelevant personal feature with little significance? Okin made the parallel in her writings; this chapter explores and contests that ... More


Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection

Allison Weir

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936861
eISBN:
9780199333073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936861.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

How can we think about identities in the wake of feminist critiques of identity and identity politics? In Identities and Freedom, Allison Weir rethinks conceptions of identity – both individual ... More


 Regretting the Self One Is

Lisa Tessman

in Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines a practice known by feminists as the politics of personal transformation, a practice that has attempted to respond critically to the fact that selves have been morally damaged ... More


Confronting Privilege

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the paradox encountered by those who are socially privileged but who also endeavor to contest the forms of privilege from which they benefit. Arguing that privilege is often ... More


Transforming Women

Allison Weir

in Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936861
eISBN:
9780199333073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936861.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

Chapter 4 considers multiple arguments that the category “women” is an effect of relations of subjection and subjugation. Thus, any call for the emancipation of women ensnares us in the paradox of ... More


Conclusion: Social-Political Change and Physiological Transformation

Shannon Sullivan

in The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190250607
eISBN:
9780190250638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250607.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The concluding chapter explores how the unjust physiological effects of racism and sexism might be countered as part of feminist and critical race movements for social justice. Social-political ... More


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